adiwan (adiwan)

  1. No wonder my stepper motors were super hot. The voltage reference was out of whack. They were about 1.3V instead of 0.84V.

    about 2 days ago from web
  2. @drinkingpony Haha. How comes? I only know someone I studied with and was super enthusiastic about the Hololens and bought it for himself for playing around (as in programming with it). I'd say he was a sane guy and quite intelligent so I think that was a purchase with more promise for the future. As for non-programmers it'd be definitely insane.

    about 2 days ago from web in context
  3. I'm soooo glad I made the 3d printer board upgrade with better stepper drivers. It is so silent now that the fans are making the greatest noise. I'm so mad that I didn't do much earlier. To be honest the "ideal" board was recently released that fits into the existing enclosure and I got that. So my anger is very much no deal. I just could have had a significantly better sleep on some prints. A few times the motor noises made it hard to get to sleep and the printer and me were separated by two doors.

    about 2 days ago from web
  4. @drinkingpony No sane person buys a Hololens for oneself. The Hololens 1 is a tech demo for itself. Limited interaction opportunities (a single hand gesture or a button on a remote) (it has bluetooth but there is no standard input device) and a very limited field of view, and it is hugely expensive. The Hololens 2 fixes a lot of problems by almost doubling the field of view and offering full hand tracking within the field of view. It has to be determined how good it performs and if it is affordable at all. So far the industry shows more interest in these products than normal mortal consumers. I don't think that it will change anytime soon.

    about 2 days ago from web in context
  5. DuckTales Season 2 was quite enjoyable. The last few episodes were very crammed.

    about 3 days ago from web
  6. @drinkingpony AFAIK there is no public version for download.

    about 3 days ago from web in context
  7. I got a Hololens from work for a mini project.

    about 3 days ago from web in context
  8. @scribus And then there are struggles about which revision is actually the official one: the "old" or the "new" testament.

    about 4 days ago from web in context
  9. @drinkingpony You buy cheap, you receive cheap.

    about 5 days ago from web in context
  10. My life fuel is out of stock! I mean a mate tea lemonade is nowhere to obtain. Well... There are only useless flavor variants with pomegranate and ice tea.

    about 9 days ago from web
  11. I've decided to soon-ish™ upgrade my PC. It won't be as thorough as I wanted but it'll be a first step. I'll get "only" a new CPU, mainboard, RAM, and SSD. The graphics card will be replaced later.

    about 10 days ago from web
  12. @drinkingpony This thing is ultra light. The cable will drag it wherever it wants. Also miniHDMI is prone to deteriorate when being pulled and bent silly. I need to think about printing a fixture for my miniHDMI to normal HDMI adapter to the enclosure before I can do anything else (I want it to last at least for a little bit). In the end it'll probably end up somewhere behind the TV with sticky velcro.

    about 10 days ago from web in context
  13. @drinkingpony https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdUlcIR1yh4

    about 10 days ago from web in context
  14. @drinkingpony A retroTink-2x http://www.retrotink.com/ It converts composite/component/s-video to (mini)HDMI.

    about 10 days ago from web in context
  15. News from my customs hostage: My package has arrived after a ransom exchange of 6.80€

    about 10 days ago from web in context
  16. @scribus All I can manage is to have two small 14'' CRT TVs. Everything else is too big and bulky. The composite/s-video to HDMI converter I bought is so far one of the best in that price range that can handle oddball resolutions that these old consoles produce. I have a cheap 15€ piece of crap that created results that were nearly unrecognizable after upscaling (at a lot of places seemingly inverted colors). 240p is almost nowhere supported by any TV manufacturer nowadays. It'll interpreted as 480i and it shows unfavorable interlacing artifacts. Blowing that up bilinearly to full-HD it gets to a blurry mess.

    about 11 days ago from web in context
  17. @thismightbeauser In theory I could claim my money back because I paid with PayPal and order it again. I'd still have to wait a long time but I'd not spend money on top of the loss. It's just a 120€ expensive video converter to convert my NES/SNES/N64/MegaDrive to HDMI.

    about 11 days ago from web in context
  18. August 16th: Package held by customs
    Long wait and continuous pressing of refresh
    UPDATE!
    September 5th: Package held by customs

    about 11 days ago from web in context
  19. @drinkingpony Oatmeal? You are crazy!

    about 11 days ago from web in context
  20. Today at work, when nobody was there (I was at 6AM in my office), I watched the last MLP:FiM episodes. Now I don't know what to do. Quit the fandom? Stomp my feet on the ground and demand for more episodes like a millenial cry-baby? Continue like nothing happened?

    about 12 days ago from web in context
  21. @drinkingpony My expectations were low because it was announced as a "musical" movie but these expectations were broken by being even lower. My main complaint throughout was that it lacked consistency and it retread old plot plot points to the detriment of the pacing.

    about 12 days ago from web in context
  22. The Steven Universe movie was awful.

    about 13 days ago from web in context
  23. Watched COCO (Disney). It was OK. Great visuals but the story didn't appeal to me.

    about 15 days ago from web
  24. I'm hesitant buying used game consoles but I'm super quick with my wallet buying an upgrade mainboard for my 3d printer. I'll upgrade one of my printers from a 8-bit 16MHz with noisy stepper drivers to a 32bit 72MHz STMF103 with quiet TMC2208 stepper drivers. It'll have the benefit of creating almost none surface artifacts due to slow g-code processing and better drivers and the noise reduction will make it easier for me to run a print over night. I have to source a set of new fans to make it whisper quiet.

    about 15 days ago from web
  25. @drinkingpony Yeah... But the most annoying thing a 3d printer cannot fix is a scratched display. And this is almost impossible to ignore on such a small screen on such a low eye-to-device distance. A replacement display makes it almost up to a new device price-wise.

    about 15 days ago from web in context
  26. @drinkingpony For that price I've always seen very banged-up or defective consoles. I'm rather buying a new "New 2DS" and spare me the misfortune to cobble together multiple defective ones to a working one.

    about 15 days ago from web in context
  27. I own two 3DS games but no 3DS.

    about 15 days ago from web in context
  28. My fridge is almost completely filled with water bottles. Not only to have something cool to drink but also to keep the cold in the fridge such that it doesn't waste a ton of energy to cool it down after opening the door.

    about 16 days ago from web
  29. @scribus Very convenient indeed. I have it to start my music player so starting a song while turning on my car is as quick as it can be.

    about 16 days ago from web in context
  30. You know what's garbage? Being assigned to a garbage project. The current client I liked to work there has issues of acquiring projects and has budget cuts. Of course I'm the one to get kicked out as an extern. I'm not jobless I'm just frustrated.

    about 19 days ago from web